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Tobacco Regulation Report

The latest national tobacco rules and news—and what may be on the horizon
Tobacco Regulation Report

July: Menthol, Flavors Back in Contention

Another aspect of the July announcement that got the e-cig industry’s attention was the plan to issue an ANPRM seeking public comments on flavors—both the role flavors play in attracting y...

Tobacco Regulation Report

July: Battery and E-Liquid Product Standards

In July, the FDA also announced intentions to develop product standards for the e-cigarette and vaping segments. These standards will look to “protect against known public health risks” on...

The agency’s announcement in July—while more philosophical than concrete—issued a definitive regulatory change with the extension of the product application deadlines for newly deeme...

On July 28, 2017, the FDA indicated that harm reduction would be strongly embraced—and even encouraged—with the announcement of a new regulatory program that seeks to lower smoking rates a...

Another indication of a change in direction under President Donald Trump came with the appointment of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the FDA. Despite initial concerns about Gottlieb’s ties to electr...

In response to a joint request from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and tobacco-industry groups, the FDA agreed to postpone any deeming-rule deadlines scheduled for May 10, 2017, or later. The delay i...

Feb. 15, 2007, is the “grandfather date” in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which granted the FDA authority to regulate tobacco products. Products on the market befo...

2017 began with a tongue-twisting proposal: On Jan. 23, the FDA announced a potential rule that would severely limit NNN—short for N-nitrosonornicotine, a naturally occurring form of nicotine&md...

Though Nik Modi, tobacco analyst for RBC Capital Markets, New York, describes FDA regulations as a notoriously “lengthy process,” 2017 marked a flurry of activity from the agency, includin...

Welcome to the CSP Tobacco Regulation Report, a c-store retailer’s one-stop shop for navigating the latest national rules and news—and what may be on the horizon. While regulatory activity at the s...